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Meet the Artists Part 6/Last Day of the Giveaway

WELCOME to DAY 6 the final day of the kick off for my latest book, Creative Image Transfer: 16 New Mixed Media Projects Using TAP Transfer Artist Paper.

Over the last FIVE days I have introduced you to the 10 contributing artists and their thoughts and experience on working with TAP Transfer Artist Paper.

Some, like Seth Apter and Pam Carriker had never used TAP before. Lu Peters and Marie Z. Johansen are long-time users who can’t get enough of it. All 10 of the artists have shared their candid thoughts on TAP and the Aha! moments they had that will lead them to other ideas, inspiration and art. Complete instructions for all of their projects are in the book.

If you’re just getting here today, I am sorry the giveaway has ended. I hope you’ll scroll down and see what all the hoopla was about and see all the amazingly creative art and techniques that you can do with TAP Transfer Artist Paper.

 

MEET THE AUTHOR – LESLEY RILEY


I’ve been transferring images for over 30 years.
First with solvents, later with gel medium and now, with TAP Transfer Artist Paper. Years ago I never dreamed I would introduced a product that is used worldwide.

Just the other day I had an email from someone in Romania! TAP is used in South Africa, Spain (hello Monica!), the Netherlands, UK, Belgium, Australia and New Zealand and other countries. It blows my mind. I took a leap of faith and said “yes,” and here we are.

Creative Image Transfer is my second book on TAP transfers. After Create with Transfer Artist Paper I wasn’t sure I could come up with enough new ideas to fill another book, but I should know better. All you have to do is begin and the ideas and inspiration come. Plus I got to “tap” into the creativity of all of my students and other TAP users who have shared their projects and techniques with me, especially the 10 contributors you have met over the last few days.

I also want to thank three other contributors whose work is in the gallery, Renee Cowart and her Recipe Dishtowel, Mary Ellen Kundrant, her sister and mother for the Celebration Dress, and Thalia Newton for her Artful Sachet Bags.

Today I want to share one of my favorite pieces from the book. It is so simple and easy yet there is something about it that truly draws me in. It’s an altered book cover, adorned with a TAP transfer of one of my photos on Ranger’s silver foil tape sheets plus a little alcohol ink and the word nature stamped on the foil. It’s a gallery piece and the instructions are not in the book so make a mental note!

I also have two more pieces to show you that are not even in the book! The first is a TAP transfer on copper mesh collaged with Gelli plate printed fabric on Gelli plate printed wood (a class I’m teaching in October at the Art & Soul Retreat in Virginia Beach, VA.) In fact, I teach TAP in all of my classes, so check out my current schedule to see if there’s one near you.

 

 

 

And this one, a simple chair that takes center stage TAPPED on a painted wood panel. (I have a thing for chairs.)

I hope by now that you have more ideas on how to create with TAP than you know what to do with. It certainly sounds that way from all the comments you have left over the last 5 days. I want to thank each and every one of you for stopping in once, twice or daily.

If you don’t see TAP at your locals stores, ask them to order it! The best places to look for it are art and quilt shops. The big box craft stores are slow to adopt new things, but maybe someday. TAP is easily available online from several sources in several countries. When people email from from afar asking where they can find in in their country, I start by Googling Transfer Artist Paper and the country. Due to the many levels of distribution it’s hard for me and C&T Publishing, the primary distributor, to know who carries it.

And one more thing before I announce the final winner – if you do end up buying a copy of Creative Image Transfer, please leave a review on Amazon* for me and for other potential readers. Word of mouth is always the best marketing. (*no need to have purchased it on Amazon.)

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for your support and enthusiasm. You fuel my creativity and fill my soul.

Today’s winner is #400 (generated by Random.org) = Congratulations to Suzanne Gwynne.

Suzanne will receive a copy of Creative Image Transfer AND a 5-sheet pack of TAP Transfer Artist Paper.

Y’all come back, ya hear!